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Google, Big Tech and the US War Machine in the Global South
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Google, Big Tech and the US War Machine in the Global South
April 30, 2018

The recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica fiasco deepened public concern about the political power and allegiances of Big Tech corporations. Soon after the story went viral, 3,100 Google employees submitted a petition to Google CEO Sundar Pichai protesting Google’s involvement in a Pentagon program called “Project Maven”.

The Dawn of Psychographic Outcome-based Warfare
March 26, 2018

It is now known that Facebook was permitting Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company, to mine the ubiquitous provider repository of personal data, to develop software to geo-demographically target, and thus influence, the decisions of voters around the world.

The Dawn of Psychographic Outcome-based Warfare
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The Mind-Benders: How to Harvest Facebook Data, Brainwash Voters, and Swing Elections
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The Mind-Benders: How to Harvest Facebook Data, Brainwash Voters, and Swing Elections
March 26, 2018

In the meantime, there are concrete measures that we can take to rein in Facebook, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other technology giants. Some of the most lucid suggestions have been articulated by Roger McNamee, a venture capitalist and early Facebook investor.

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Surveillance Capitalism
March 23, 2018

Whether it creeps into politics, marketing, or simple profiling, the nature of surveillance as totality has been affirmed by certain events this decade. The Edward Snowden disclosures of 2013 demonstrated the complicity and collusion between Silicon Valley and the technological stewards of the national security state.

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Surveillance Capitalism
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Facebook Scandal Blows Away ‘Russiagate’
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Facebook Scandal Blows Away ‘Russiagate’
March 23, 2018

Now, at last, a real “election influence” scandal – and, laughably, it’s got nothing to do with Russia. The protagonists are none other than the “all-American” US social media giant Facebook and a British data consultancy firm with the academic-sounding name Cambridge Analytica.